2014 Ironman 70.3 Vineman Waitlist Policy
The waitlist procedure has some changes for 2014. Please be sure to read the instructions and processes below.
We will take a total of 750 for the waitlist.
The first 300 people on the waitlist will be charged the full entry fee of $295. Once you clear the waitlist we will transfer you into the "confirmed" category and you will receive a confirmation email from active.com. Nothing additional will be needed on your part. The regular refund policy posted on the Ironman 70.3 Vineman page will apply.
The remaining 450 people on the waitlist will pay a $25 non-refundable fee which will be applied to your entry fee when you clear the waitlist and complete the registration process. (again, the $25 fee is non-refundable so you will not receive this money back if you remove your name from the waitlist, deciding not to race). However, you are able to use the $25 toward another Vineman event within the same calendar year. If you wish to do this, you NEED to contact email@example.com prior to registering for the other event. You will not be able to use the money toward an event in 2015.
How does the waitlist work?
*If you are one of the original first 300 people on the waitlist (at the time of registration) the first two items below do not apply to you. Pleae be sure to read the remainder of the items posted below. If your original spot on teh waitlist was 301-750, please be sure to read all items below......
* As a registered athlete informs us that they are withdrawing from the race their name will be removed from the participant list and the first name on the waitlist will then be contacted via email by the Vineman office to let them know they have been cleared to register for the race.
* Once informed, you will have 72 hours to register online. If you do not register in this allotted amount of time your name will be removed from the list. You will not be given another chance to register. It is your responsibility to track your progress on the waitlist. If you notice that there is a date next to your name, this means you were sent an acceptance email from Amy. If you did not receive the email you need to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
* If, during the time that your name is on the waitlist, you decide that you no longer wish to race, please advise us and ask that your name be removed...please be considerate of your fellow athletes on the list!!! (Note: if you were one of the original 300 on the waitlist and charged the full entry fee of $295 then you will need to go through the regular refund procedure)
*If you are accepted into the race from the waitlist but not able to compete, you are NOT allowed to give your spot to someone else. Your spot will go to the person next in line on the waitlist.
*You are not able to "swap" places on the waitlist with someone else or have someone else take your spot on the waitlist.
*Once people have cleared the waitlist and finished the registration process for the race their name will then be removed from the waitlist and the remaining names will move up the list.
* Please do not call to inform us of your “special circumstances” and why you should bypass the waitlist and be placed in the race. You are asking us to make a decision as to who is less deserving to race than yourself. With the exception of 2008, everyone that was on the wait list was eventually entered into the race. In 2010 we had well over 500 people on the waitlist and all made it in. In 2011 and 2012 we had over 700 people that made it into the race from the waitlist. In 2013 the last 70 people (of 850) on the waitlist did not make it into the race. For this reason we have adjusted the total number for the waitlist.
*Please do not call or email us to ask what your chances are of getting into the race. The information above (and the email that was sent to you)should give you all the information you need.
Please note: A waitlist will be located on the Vineman website for you to view your status. The waitlist is updated daily (Mon - Fri). You can find a link to the waitlist on the Homepage, on the Latest News page and on the "Register" tab of the Ironman 70.3 Vineman page.
The wait list will be terminated on June 8. However, it can take up to another 8-10 days before the waitlist is finalized as the last of the waitlisted people notified will have 3 days to register.
Thanks In Advance,
The Vineman Staff